Kitchen Comfort: Lemony dessert brings returned recollections

Kitchen Comfort: Lemony dessert brings returned recollections 1

I became on holiday final week, and it changed into the staycation to beat all of my other staycations — apart from going to my element-time job in 3 instances. A doctor’s appointment, I went nowhere and did nothing. Well, maybe now, not nothing. I puttered across the residence the primary few days, cleaning a chunk and straightening up. I washed a few blankets and sheets and hung them out at the clothesline to dry. (I love the scent of the clothes-dried exterior — and each season, stupid as it sounds, has its very own unique odor). But then laziness set in, and I spent eighty-five percentage of my time sitting on the deck and analyzing or floating in my pool and studying. I completed 4 books, and in among every one attempted to get into any other; I finally gave up; that ebook wasn’t supposed to be read using me.


There’s something approximately mendacity on a waft in a pool, analyzing a e-book or simply solar bathing — the fragrance of the SPF 50 sunscreen, the heat of the sun on my Vitamin D-deficient body and rotating in a circle, like a rotisserie chook on a vertical spit because of the pool clear out (I virtually have to consider to turn it off once I want to go with the flow) — lets your mind wander. One afternoon, I concept about folks who have been regulars at the pool and are no longer with me — my husband, my Aunt Marion, our suitable buddies Russ and Silvia Durant — and all the exact times we had. I tried remaining my eyes in reality tight and wished that they would all be sitting on the pool deck after I opened them. I opened my eyes, and the deck became empty. So much for the bottle of sunscreen having magical powers like Aladdin’s lamp.

Thinking of Silvia added to mind a dessert she used to make frequently, often at my husband’s request, Lemon Lush. It’s a no-bake dessert. I became too lazy to get out of the pool and run to the marketplace for the components. However, I plan to make it truely soon! Crush the graham crackers in a resealable bag with a rolling pin or in a meals processor, if now not already crushed. Transfer to a medium blending bowl and set aside. This is ideal for summertime. In a small microwave secure dish, melt the butter and sugar collectively. Stir to dissolve completely. Pour over the graham cracker crumbs and integrate very well. Firmly press the crumbs into a 13×9-inch pan. In a stand mixer or with a hand-held blender, beat the cream cheese, pudding mix, milk, and lemon zest until well blended. Pour onto prepared crust and smooth into a good layer. Add the whipped topping in an excellent layer and garnish with additional graham cracker crumbs and lemon slices. Refrigerate for at least four hours or till set.

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